Tuesday, March 21

"Manliness" is what's wrong with the Bush White House.

Give me a very large break. This is the most ridiculous article I think I've read yet so far. And that's saying a lot.
...the manliness of the Bush White House has a darker side that has proved more curse than advantage. The prime example is the war in Iraq: the administration's assertion of the right to engage in preemptive and unilateral war; the resolute avoidance of debate about the "slam-dunk" intelligence on weapons of mass destruction; the determined lack of introspection or self-doubt about the course of the war; and the swaggering dismissal of dissenting views as the carping of those not on the team. (and that's bad...how again?)

The administration's manliness doesn't stop at the water's edge. Pushing another round of tax cuts in 2003, Vice President Cheney sounded like a warrior claiming tribute after victory in battle: "We won the midterms. This is our due," Cheney reportedly said. After the 2004 election, Bush exuded the blustering self-assurance of a president who had political capital to spend -- or thought he did -- and wasn't going to think twice before plunking down the whole pile on Social Security.

Lucianne links to this Washington Post article by Ruth Marcus - who apparently thinks Bush should get in touch with his feminine side and quit being so masculine and leadershippy like. Because that's bad. Ugh. Give me a break.

Read at your own risk - it made me throw up a little. (the real entertainment, as usual, is in the commentors on the main Lucianne page.)

Previously: Don't hate us because we're beautiful.

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